Carnivàle takes place in the Great Depression of the 1930s (the Dust Bowl), and consist of two main stories that slowly converge. The first involves a young man with strange healing powers named Ben Hawkins (Nick Stahl), who joins a traveling carnival when it passes near his home in Oklahoma. Soon thereafter, Ben begins having surreal dreams and visions, which set him on the trail of a man named Henry Scudder, a drifter who crossed paths with the carnival many years before, and who apparently possessed similar unusual abilities.
The other plotline revolves around a Methodist preacher named Brother Justin Crowe (Clancy Brown), who lives with his sister Iris in California. He shares Ben’s prophetic dreams and slowly discovers the extent of his own unearthly powers, which include bending human beings to his will and making their sins and greatest evils manifest as terrifying visions. Certain that he is doing God’s work, Brother Justin fully devotes himself to his religious duties, not realizing that his ultimate nemesis Ben Hawkins and the carnival are inexorably drawing closer.
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Carnivàle TV Series Photos (390 pictures, 394Mb) on DVDBASH, starring Michael J. Anderson (Twin Peaks, Charmed), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Escape from New-York, Swamp Thing), Clancy Brown, Debra Christofferson, Tim DeKay (White Collar), Clea DuVall (Heroes, American Horror Story), Cynthia Ettinger (Deadwood), Carla Gallo (Undeclared, Bones), Toby Huss, Amy Madigan (she plays the mother of Olivia in Fringe), Nick Stahl (John Connor in Terminator 3), Brian Turk, Diane Salinger, Patrick Bauchau, Ralph Waite (RIP – He died on February 13, 2014), John Savage, Scott MacDonald, Robert Knepper (Prison Break), John Fleck, Karyne and Sarah Steben, John Carroll Lynch (Body of Proof) and Blake Shields: